Born of the Sea

Release date: 09-10-2009
Director: Andrzej Kotkowski

written & directed by Andrzej Kotkowski based on the first volume of „Tak Trzymać” – the novel by Stanisława Fleszarowa director of photography Adam Bajerski music by Tomasz Gąssowski production design by Jacek Osadowski costume design by Anna Jagna Janicka edited by Milenia Fiedler PSM sound by Barbara Domaradzka production manager Mariusz Mielczarek

cast Jakub Strzelecki (Krzysztof Grabień), Julia Pietrucha (Łucka Konka), Paweł Domagała (Wołodia Jazowiecki), Małgorzata Foremniak (Mrs Helena), Marian Dziędziel (Augustyn Konka), Olgierd Łukaszewicz (engineer Wenda), Piotr Polk (Lebrac), Zdzisław Wardejn (Jazowiecki), Stanisław Michalski (secondary school director), Krzysztof Janczar (local poleie chief)

produced by Film Agency Profilm, Al. Niepodległości 809A, 81-810 Sopot (Poland), phone +48 58 524 73 72, fax +48 58 524 73 70, e-mail sekretariat@profilm.com.pl www.profilm.com.pl co-produced by Telewizja Poland – Film Agency, Woronicza 17, 00-999 Warsaw, phone +48 22 547 81 67 , fax. +48 22 547 66 69, e-mail agencja.filmowa@tvp.pl co-financed by the Polish Film Institute; Urząd Miasta Gdyni producer Krzysztof Bałajewicz distributed by Fundacja Promocji Kina Film Polski, ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 7, 00-068 Warszawa, tel./fax +48 22 828 1132, e-mail: filmpolski@filmpolski.com.pl world sales AF Profilm
HD / Betacam Digital, 16:9, colour, Ch 1/2 – Dolby Pro Logic, Ch 3/4 Dolby Digital 5.1, 115′, tv mini-series 4 x 45′
Poland 2009

From 1923-1926, just a few years after Poland regained its independence, impressive investments were completed thanks to the efforts of the Polish Government, engineers and workers. Within three years, a new town and harbour were built in Gdynia. This is a tale about work, friendship and love, about hopes and failures. The main character, Krzysztof Grabień, arrives from the interior of the country together with his friend Wołodia Jazowiecki, to participate in the construction of the Gdynia harbour. Here he meets a Kashubian girl, Łucka Konka…

Andrzej Kotkowski
Born in 1940. Director, scriptwriter and producer. Graduated from the law at the Jagiellonian University and from the production at the Łódź Film School. Director and scriptwriter for numerous television series. Lecturer atthe Film and Television Academy in Warsaw.

 

Filmography (selected)
1980: Olympics 40 (Olimpiada 40); 1982: quiet years (Spokojne lata), 1984: Old Manor House or The Independence of Triangles (W starym dworku, czyli niepodległość trójkątów); 1988: Citizen Piszczyk (Obywatel Piszczyk)